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Mrs. Danielle Esposito

Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

McKenzie School 


The Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDT-C) is an integral member of a multidisciplinary group of professionals whose goal is to promote the academic achievement of students. A main role of the Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDT-C) is to assess a child's academic levels, learning needs and strengths and weaknesses.  Those levels are then used to provide specific instructional techniques that will assist the student, teacher, and parents in promoting academic growth.  When needed those levels and instructional techniques are also used to establish and maintain an appropriate program for the student.  An LDT-C also provides information and guidance to parents regarding their child’s educational program and progress.  Collaboration with teachers and staff members is utilized to provide resources and interventions to best assist the student within the classroom. 


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Helpful Hints!

A key to good grades and a successful school year is organization.  Here are some ways to help your child with organization. 


Have your child set three academic goals for the marking period or the school year.  These goals should be measurable and very specific.  It’s best if they focus on habits that need to improve. Post the goals in a visible place and review them with your child.  Positively reinforce the progress of these goals.   


CREATE an Organized System

Your child will benefit from having an organizational system for their school work.  Help your child organize assignments into the right sections. At the end of every two weeks, empty out the papers that have been graded or are no longer needed.



The PTA kindly provides each student with a planner.  Have your child use it! It is basic study skills of organization. 



To improve study skills, try to avoid having your child do their homework in their bedroom, especially if they are teenagers.   There are many distractions lurking in bedrooms. The dining room table, kitchen or home office is usually a better choice.   Study time should be TV free.



All students benefit from a routine.    Most children need a break after school to have a snack and do something relaxing before tackling homework and projects.  It’s helpful if you have a scheduled homework time of at least an hour.  If your child finishes early, use the time to organize the binder or read for pleasure.